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Graduate Assistantships 

 

Graduate Assistant for Facilities (2)

Campus Recreation at Eastern Illinois University has anticipated openings for Graduate Assistants for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Responsibilities: This position offers the opportunity to gain experience in all aspects of facility supervision. The graduate assistant will assist with training, scheduling and supervising the student facility staff, supervise the SRC during evenings and weekends in the absence of professional staff, and administer daily programming and memberships in the SRC. All graduate assistants also participate in meetings, assist with policy and procedure revision, distribution and administration, and provide suggestions and feedback to the professional staff. This position will also be responsible for an additional task to be assigned based on the qualifications and experience the individual brings to the position. Possible areas of interest to be considered: memberships and technology, facility scheduling, equipment maintenance, and special events and marketing.

Graduate Assistant for Facilities/Fitness (1)

Responsibilities: This position offers the opportunity to gain experience in all aspects of facility supervision and group fitness programming. The graduate assistant will assist with training, scheduling and supervising the student facility staff, supervise the SRC during evenings and weekends in the absence of professional staff, and administer daily programming and memberships in the SRC. All graduate assistants also participate in meetings, assist with policy and procedure revision, distribution and administration, and provide suggestions and feedback to the professional staff. This position will also be responsible for the administration of the Group Fitness Program, which includes scheduling classes, training and supervising instructors, maintaining all equipment and programming areas, and supervising the Fitness Instructor Training program provided through Campus Recreation.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required. Undergraduate experience in a university recreation facility required with a leadership position preferred. Preference given to candidates with an interest in Campus Recreation as a career. Acceptance into a graduate program at EIU is required.

Stipend: $9000 for 10 months; tuition waiver (in-state or out-of-state)

Dates of Appointment: August 1, 2021 – May 31, 2022 (**All GA positions are renewable through the through the 2022-2023 academic year based on first year’s performance.) Student is responsible for university fees each semester.

Application Process: Please send cover letter, resume and references to Sarah Daugherty, Campus Recreation Director, Email: swdaugherty@eiu.edu
If you have questions concerning these positions please direct them to Sarah Daugherty at swdaugherty@eiu.edu or 217/581-2820.

EIU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

  

Graduate Assistantship for Intramural Sports (1)

Responsibilities: This position offers the opportunity to gain experience in all aspects of Intramural Sports supervision and programming.  The graduate assistant will assist with recruiting, hiring, training, scheduling and supervising the student sports officials and supervisor staff.  The graduate assistant will also participate in meetings, assist with policy and procedure revision, distribution and administration, and provide suggestions and feedback to the professional staff.  This position will also assist in budget development and administration, scheduling and monitoring sport activities, maintaining program statistics and sports equipment, assist with all sport related special events, and other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree required. Undergraduate experience in a university recreation intramural sports program with leadership positions preferred.  Officiating experience at the university recreation level or state high school level with certifications preferred.  Previous experience with IMLeagues online scheduling is preferred. All candidates should have an interest in Campus Recreation – Intramural Sports as a career.  Acceptance into an EIU graduate program is required.

Stipend: $9000 for 10 months including tuition wavier (in state or out of state)

Dates of Appointment:  August 1, 2021 – May 31, 2022 (GA position renewable through the 2022-2023 academic year based on first year’s performance).  Student is responsible for university’s general fees each semester. 

Application Process: Please email cover letter/application letter, resume, and three references to Kevin Linker, Intramural Sports Director, Email: kslinker@eiu.edu
Applications accepted until the position is filled.

If you have questions concerning this position, contact Kevin Linker at kslinker@eiu.edu or 217/581-7000. 

EIU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

 

About EIU: Eastern Illinois University is located in Charleston, IL, and has enrollment of 7500 students. Established in 1895, EIU is a comprehensive university with a broad curriculum including Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in business, arts, sciences, and humanities. EIU has a rich tradition of preparing students to accomplish their life goals through a great combination of quality academics and personal relationship. Consistently ranked in the top tier of Midwest colleges and universities in its class by U.S. News and World Report, Eastern is also one of The Princeton Review’s Best Midwestern Colleges. Eastern has earned its reputation by offering a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs taught by an experienced and caring faculty. In addition to reasonable tuition, fees, and room and board rates, Eastern offers a textbook rental system, saving the average student hundreds of dollars per semester. The attractive 320-acre campus has one of the lowest crime rates among all public universities in the state and nationwide. Student graduation and retention rates are well above state and national averages, and that success continues after students earn their degrees. Year after year Eastern ranks high in job placement, alumni satisfaction and employer satisfaction.

Campus Recreation: Campus Recreation is under the supervision of the Vice President of Student Affairs and shares use of many of the facilities with Kinesiology, Health Studies, Recreation Administration, and the Athletic Department. We provide programs that supplement the classroom experience and enrich the quality of campus life. These programs are supported through the required student service fee. All other participants, such as Faculty and Staff, pay a comparable membership fee to use the recreation services.

There are two primary program areas offered through Campus Recreation. Informal Recreation is the informal, unstructured use of recreational facilities via drop-in and reservations. Activities include, but are not limited to, basketball, swimming, weight lifting, racquetball, use of the fitness areas, tennis, group exercise, volleyball, badminton, and many more. Intramural Sports includes structured activities including 10 team sports, 5 racquet sports, and 20 special events with men’s, women’s, and co-rec divisions of competition.

Please visit our Web site at www.eiu.edu/campusrec.

The Facilities of Campus Recreation
Campus Recreation has both indoor and outdoor facilities available to meet the recreational needs of the campus.

  1. Student Recreation Center – The SRC is 70,500 ft2 and was built in 1991. It has 6 multipurpose gyms, three group fitness areas, 2 free weight areas, stationary bikes, treadmills, elliptical trainers, a complete Nautilus selectorize circuit, a LifeFitness resistance band circuit, jogging track, and a martial arts area. It also has 32 security cameras placed throughout the facility both inside and out.
  2. Intramural Fields – The IM fields include 4 softball diamonds and 4 soccer/flag football fields. All East fields are lighted for extended playing time.
  3. IM Pavilion – located at the IM fields, this pavilion includes IM storage, 10 picnic tables, and outdoor grill, sound system, and vending machines.
  4. Outdoor basketball and tennis – There are 16 outdoor basketball hoops and several outdoor tennis courts available for open use.
  5. Disc Golf Course – The 9-hole disc golf course begins at the campus pond and winds around behind the IM fields. It was completed in 2007.
  6. Lantz Field house – This 62,119 ft2 area is a shared use facility serving mainly as a home for athletics. Campus Recreation offers informal recreational use of this facility, which includes indoor tennis courts and a track, on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
  7. Padovan Pool – This 10,395 ft2 area is a shared use facility used by both academics and athletics. Campus Recreation offers open swim times in the evenings every day of the week and in the afternoons on the weekends. We also provide an aqua exercise class and provide swimming time for camps in the summer.
  8. Lantz Racquetball Courts – These courts are located on the South side of the Lantz Building. There are 5 courts (8675 ft2) that can house both racquetball and wallyball.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Campus Recreation

Eastern Illinois University
Student Recreation Center
600 Lincoln Avenue Charleston, IL 61920
217-581-2820

Fall & Spring Hours

M-Th: 5:30am-9:30pm
Friday: 5:30am-6:30pm
Saturday: 10:00am-4:30pm
Sunday: 12:00pm-8:30pm

Summer Hours

M-Fri: 7:00am-7:00pm
Sat & Sun: 12:00pm-4:00pm


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